Global Health Security and Preparing for Future Pandemics
About This Event
Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Raj Panjabi, special assistant to President Biden and senior director for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the White House National Security Council, join the Council to discuss what must be done to avoid another deadly global pandemic. As Asia, Europe, and North America grapple with new COVID-19 surges, other countries have ended attempts to control or track the spread of the virus by scaling back pandemic measures and funding. But as new variants, viruses, and threats of manmade pandemics emerge, complacency risks future catastrophe. Moderated by Ann M. Veneman, former executive director of UNICEF, Clark and Panjabi unpack the global systems, technologies, and tools needed to transform pandemic preparedness and global health security.